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Excellent Reputation

It’s important to work with a funeral home that has a longstanding reputation for excellent service. The staff and owners of Champion Funeral Home are your friends and neighbors, and our goal is to provide sensitive and caring assistance during life’s most difficult times and create meaningful celebrations that honor your loved ones.

National Support Groups

National Support Groups

AARP
Grief and Loss Programs
601 E. Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049


AIDS United
1424 K Street, N.W., Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 408-4848


AirCraft Casualty Emotional Support Services (ACCESS)
2443 Fillmore St. #226
San Francisco, CA 94115
info@accesshelp.org
(877) 227-6435


Alive Alone
[For bereaved parents, whose only child or all children are deceased]
11115 Dull Robinson Road
Van Wert, OH 45891
alivalon@bright.net


Alliance of Grandparents, A Support in Tragedy
[Helping grandparents through the trauma, stress and grief after the loss of a grandchild]
info@missfoundation.org


ALS Association
[Research, advocacy & support for families dealing with Lou Gehrig’s Disease]
1275 K Street NW
Suite 250
Washington, DC 20005
(800) 782-4747


Alzheimer’s Association
225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17
Chicago, IL 60601
(800) 272-3900
info@alz.org


American Association of Suicidology
5221 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 237-2280


American Cancer Society
250 Williams Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia, 30303
(800) 227-2345


American Diabetes Association
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383)


American Foundation for AIDS Research
120 Wall St.
New York, NY 10005
(212) 806-1600
information@amfar.org


American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75231
(800) 242-8721

American Hospice Foundation
[Organization closed, but library of resources still available on website]


American Kidney Fund
11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300
Rockville, MD 20852
(800) 638-8299


American Liver Foundation
39 Broadway, Suite 2700
New York, NY 10006
(800) 465-4837


American Lung Association
55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150
Chicago, IL 60601
(800) LUNG-USA (548-8252)
info@lung.org


American SIDS Institute
528 Raven Way
Naples, Florida 34110
(239) 431-5425


American Stroke Association
7272 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75231
(888) 478-7653


Association for Death Education and Counseling
One Parkview Plaza, Suite 800
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
(847) 686-2240


Backstoppers
[Financial assistance & support for spouses & dependent children of first-responders in their coverage area who lost their lives or suffered a catastrophic injury performing their duty]
10411 Clayton Rd, Suite A5
St. Louis, MO 63131-2928
(866) 539-0521
backstoppers@backstoppers.org


Bereaved Parents of the USA
P.O. Box 622
St. Peters, MO 63376
(501) 920-4852


Gundersen Health System\RTS Bereavement Services Grief FAQs
1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601
(800) 362-9567


Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance
8323 Southwest Freeway, Suite 435
Houston, Texas 77074
(713) 270-4700


Center for Loss in Multiple Birth
(CLIMB) Inc.
P.O. Box 91377
Anchorage, AK 99509
(907) 222-5321
climb@climb-support.org


The Compassionate Friends
[Supporting family after a child dies]
P.O. Box 3696
Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696
(630) 990-0010
Nationaloffice@compassionatefriends.org


C.O.P.S. – Concerns of Police Survivors
P.O. Box 3199
Camdenton, MO 65020
(573) 346-4911
cops@nationalcops.org


Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
6931 Arlington Road
2nd floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
(800) 344-4823
info@cff.org


The Dougy Center, The National Center for Grieving Children & Families
PO Box 86852
Portland, Oregon 97286
(866) 775-5683
help@dougy.org


Fernside, Supporting Children & Families through Grief
4360 Cooper Road, Suite 100
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
(513) 246-9140

First Candle, Helping Babies Survive & Thrive
[Support for families who have lost a baby to SIDS, stillbirth & other sudden, unexpected infant deaths (SUID)]
9 Newport Drive, Suite 200
Forest Hill, MD 21050
(800) 221-7437
info@firstcandle.org


Funeral Service Educational Foundation
13625 Bishop’s Drive
Brookfield, WI 53005
(877) 402-5900
info@funeralservicefoundation.org


GriefWorks
[Bereavement resource]
28700 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44092-2527
(253) 333-9420


Grief Digest Magazine
7230 Maple Street
Omaha, NE 68134
(866) 218-0101


Hospice Foundation of America
1710 Rhode Island Ave, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 854-3402


In Loving Memory Conference
[For bereaved parents who are now childless]
1416 Green Run Lane
Reston, VA 20090
(703) 435-0608


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310
White Plains, NY 10605
(914) 949-5213


The Living Bank
[Raising awareness of the critical need for organ transplant donors]
Box 6725
Houston, TX 77265
(800) 528-2971


Make-A-Wish Foundation
of America

[Grant the wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions]
4742 N. 24th St., Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(800) 722-9474


March of Dimes
[Preventing birth defects and infant mortality]
1275 Marnaroneck Ave.
White Plains, NY 10605
(800) 453-3816


MISS Foundation – A Community of Compassion and Hope for Grieving Families
[Providing counseling, advocacy, research, and education services to families experiencing the death of a child]
MISS Foundation
P.O. Box 9195
Austin TX 78766
(888) 455-MISS (6477)
info@missfoundation.org


Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Victim Assistance Program
511 E. John Carpenter Freeway
Suite 700
Irving, TX 75062
(877) 623-4357 [24-hour victim help line]
(877) 275-6233


Muscular Dystrophy Association
222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1500
Chicago, Illinois 60606
(800) 572-1717
mda@mdausa.org


National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved
[Facebook group]
(314) 638-2638


National Donor Family Council
c/o National Kidney Foundation
[List of books for grieving families and caregivers]
30 East 33rd St.
New York, NY 10016
(800) 622-9010


National Hospice Organization
1731 King Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
(703) 837-1500
(800) 646-6460
nhpco_info@nhpco.org


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
[24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress]
(800) 273-TALK (8255)


National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. (POMC)
4960 Ridge Avenue, Suite # 2
Cincinnati, Ohio 45209
(888) 818-7662
natlpomc@pomc.org


The Salvation Army
615 Slaters Lane
PO Box 269
Alexandria, VA 22313


SHARE Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc.
[For families who have experienced the death of a baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death]
St. Joseph’s Health Center
300 1st Capitol Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63001
(800) 821-6819
share@nationalshareoffice.com

Wyoming Contact: Tina Dickey
2612 Lodahl Avenue
Gillette, WY 82718
(307) 686-8184


Society of Military Widows
5535 Hempstead Way
Springfield, VA 22151
(703) 750-1342


Sudden Unexplained Death In Childhood (SUDC) Foundation
549 Pompton Avenue, Suite 197
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
(800) 620-SUDC (7832)
info@sudc.org


TBI/Tissue Banks International
815 Parks Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(800) 756-4824


Tragedy Assistance Program for
Survivors Inc. (TAPS)

3033 Wilson Blvd. Suite 630
Arlington, VA 22201
(800) 959-TAPS (8277)
(202) 588-8277
info@taps.org


United Cerebral Palsy
1825 K Street NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 776-04006
(800) 872-5827


Wings of Lights Inc.
[A united voice for those whose lives have been touched by aircraft accidents]
16845 N. 29th Ave., Ste 1
Phoenix, AZ 85053
(800) 613-8531

(307) 674-6329

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